# 2 • All Lessons

### Describe Characters, Setting, & Plot

This Common Core reading literature lesson covers how to use words and illustrations to describe characters, setting, and plot. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will read the text and look at the illustration. Then, they will review a series of statements about the characters, setting, and plot, identifying whether the details came from the words or the illustration. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Draw a Bar Graph

Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using the information presented in a bar graph.

### Solve Word Problems Involving Lengths

Use addition and subtraction within 100. Use the same unit of measure within each problem.

### Determine the Meaning of Words Using Context Clues

This lesson is a part of the Launch to Literacy program.

### Represent Data in More Than One Way

This statistics, data analysis, and probability lesson focuses on representing data in more than one way. The lesson includes research-based strategies and questions that help prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students read the tally chart and count the amount of tally marks in each row. Then, they find the matching columns in the bar graph, and shade in the correct amount of boxes. In addition to the lesson, there are eight pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.

### Compare Similar Stories

This reading literature lesson has students reading two similar stories and finding similarities and differences. Students will read the stories and determine the major similarities and differences

### Form and Use Irregular Plural Nouns

This Common Core grammar lesson covers the use of irregular plural nouns. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will learn how to form irregular plurals using patterns, such as –an to –en, -y to –ies, -f to –ves, and no change. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Produce Simple Sentences

L.2.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

L.2.1.FL.2.1.F Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).

This Common Core grammar lesson covers the production of simple sentences. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will learn how to identify the subject and verb as well as phrases that tell where and how. They will create and write new sentences that match pictures and words from a word bank. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Capitalize Holidays, Product Names, & Geographic Names

This Common Core grammar lesson covers the capitalization of holidays, product names, and geographic names. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will identify words that should be capitalized and then recognize which of three sentences is correct. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Determine the Meaning of Words using Context Clues

This Common Core language lesson covers the use of context clues that help determine the meaning of unknown words. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will identify the context clue, choose a meaning that fits the clue, and then write and read the meaning. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Determine the Meaning of Multiple-meaning Words

This Common Core language lesson covers the use of context clues to help determine the meaning of multiple-meaning words. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will use context clues to determine which given definition of a multiple-meaning word matches its use in a sentence. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Decode Words with Prefixes

This Common Core reading foundational lesson covers the decoding of words with prefixes. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will write a new word by adding a prefix, decode the meaning of the new word, and then complete sentences using the new word made with the prefix. (Focus is on prefixes re-, un-, and over-.) In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Decode Words with Suffixes

This Common Core reading foundational lesson covers the decoding of words with suffixes. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will write a new word by adding a suffix, decode the meaning of the new word, and then complete sentences using the new word made with the suffix. (Focus is on suffixes -less, -ing, and -ly.) In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Answer Who, When, & Where Questions (Informational)

This Common Core reading informational lesson covers the answering of who, when, and where questions about informational text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will read the text, answer questions about key details, and verify the answer by referring back to the text. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Identify the Main Purpose of a Text

This Common Core reading informational lesson covers identifying the main purpose of informational text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will read the text, and then determine if the purpose of the text is to answer, explain, or describe. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Answer Who, When, & Where Questions (Literature)

This Common Core reading literature lesson covers the answering of who, when, and where questions about narrative or literary text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will read the text, answer questions about characters and setting, and verify the answer by referring back to the text. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Determine the Central Message of a Story

This Common Core reading literature lesson covers how to determine the central message in a narrative or literary text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will read the text, identify a character, and then identify a clue word that shows the character learned a lesson about life. What the character learns is then identified as the central message. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Measure the Length of an Object Using Different Units

This Common Core measurement and data lesson covers the measuring of the length of an object using different length units. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will measure a variety of objects to the nearest inch or to the nearest centimeter. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Solve Money Problems Involving Coins

This Common Core measurement and data lesson covers the solving of money problems involving coins. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will identify the number of coins both visually and in words, note their value, and then combine by counting coins to find the sum. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Solve Money Problems Involving Bills & Coins

This Common Core measurement and data lesson covers the solving of money problems involving bills and coins. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will identify the number of bills and coins both visually and in words, note their value, and then combine by counting the bills then coins to find the sum. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.